New Airline to Start Florida Service

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments by

An airline calling itself Florida Express Jet says it plans to launch service between three Florida cities in less than 40 days.

The carrier is selling seats now for nonstop service that’s scheduled to start March 20. Florida Express Jet will fly nonstop from Orlando to both Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee with fares starting at $69, even for last-minute flights. Florida Express Jet also is selling connecting service between Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee via Orlando, with fares running $99 and up.

Florida Express Jet will pay Swift Air to operate its flights on Swift Air-owned Boeing 737-400 jets. Swift Air is an FAA-certified large jet operator that currently provides charter flights for major collegiate sports teams and for several professional sports franchises, including the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

For the complete story by Ben Mutzabaugh of USA TODAY, click here.

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